Overview of Leadership Day
Welcome to Leadership Day 2023, the College’s annual two-day advocacy event held in Washington, D.C. that enables ACP to increase its presence on Capitol Hill and bring our issues of concern to U.S. lawmakers. The event will be held on May 23-24 at the Salamander Hotel (formerly the Mandarin Oriental Hotel) in Washington, DC which is a short metro ride or taxi ride to Congressional offices.
We have an exciting program and experience in store for you, including many educational briefings on the key policies you will be discussing with lawmakers. For more information about the logistics of the meetings, how you will access your schedules and other resources, please view the What to Expect at Leadership Day 2023 memo and ACP’s Congressional Meetings FAQs. We highly recommend you review them before coming to Leadership Day.
The Role of Chapters and ACP Members
The involvement of our chapters and our ACP advocates is vital to the effectiveness of our advocacy efforts, and that includes your participation in Leadership Day. This event is our most critical advocacy event of the year, providing you the opportunity to learn about and advocate for legislation that directly impacts internal medicine physicians and their patients, have valuable meetings with lawmakers, and most importantly provide your real-world perspective as a physician on how policies being contemplated by Congress impact your patients. Your voice and your involvement, as constituents, in the legislative process can make all the difference in your lawmakers’ decision whether to support or oppose a given policy proposal. As always, we appreciate the time that you take away from your practice, your patients, and your family to be here in Washington advocating with us for the greater good.
Happy Hour Reception for Medical Student and Resident/Fellow in-training Members
There will be a happy hour reception for medical student and Resident/Fellow in-training members only from 6:00 – 8:00pm ET on Tuesday (May 23).
ACP Services PAC Meet-and-Greet Event
There will also be a meet-and-greet event with members of Congress hosted by ACP Services PAC from 6:00 – 7:00pm ET on Tuesday (May 23). This meet-and-greet event will be open to ACP Services PAC members and by invitation only.
ACP member participation in both Leadership Day and the Advocates for Internal Medicine Network are critically important to the overall and ongoing success of ACP’s advocacy program. Thank you for your support and we look forward to seeing you at Leadership Day 2023.
NOTE: All times below EDT
Tuesday, May 23
|8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.||Registration|
|10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.||
Darilyn Moyer, MD, MACP, FRCP, FIDSA, FAMWA, FEFIM
Omar T. Atiq, MD, FACP
Isaac O. Opole, MBChB, PhD, FACP
Priya Radhakrishnan, MD, FACP
|10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.||
Shari Erickson, ACP Senior Vice President and Chief Advocacy Officer, Governmental Affairs and Public Policy
|11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.||
Advocacy Workshop: Making the Most of Your Hill Meetings
|12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.||
|1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.||
CMS Panel Discussion on Issues Impacting Physician Practices
Moderator: Brian Outland, PhD, Director, Regulatory Affairs, ACP
Panelists: Susannah M. Bernheim, MD, MHS, Chief Quality Officer/Senior Advisor, CMS Innovation Center
|2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.||
Congressional Staff Panel: Understanding the Current Landscape
|3:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.||
3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Finding Your Voice as a Physician Advocate
|4:15 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.||
|4:45 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.||
Chapter Congressional Meeting Preparation
|6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.||
Welcome to Washington Reception hosted by ACP Services, Inc. Political Action Committee (PAC); Open to 2023 ACP Services PAC members only
|7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.||
Happy Hour Reception for Medical Student and Resident/Fellow in-training Members Only
Wednesday, May 24
|7:15 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.||
|9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.||
Capitol Hill Visits
The American College of Physicians is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The American College of Physicians designates this live activity for a maximum of 8.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Claim your CME credit at https://online2.snapsurveys.com/de3ti4. This link will go live at noon on May 23, 2023.
These materials consist of short issue briefs on each of the key policy priorities for the College for Leadership Day. The briefs contain specific “asks” of Congress and are intended to be sent electronically to congressional offices following each meeting. Please take the time to thoroughly read the issue briefs well in advance of the event date.
- Leadership Day Asks
- Social Media Advocacy Tips
- Sample Leadership Day Meeting Script and Talking Points
- Congressional Meetings FAQs
- Checklist for Delivering Your Message
- Key Committee Info
- 118th Congress Members in Transition
- Physicians & Relatives - 118th Congress
- Map of Capitol
- Lunch Options on the Hill
- Dinner Restaurant Options
ACP Vaccination and Masking Policy
Currently, the District of Columbia community level of COVID-19 is rated “Low” by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention. Under these community conditions, masking is not required, but ACP encourages masking as a caring precaution to protect each other. If you choose not to mask, please be respectful of others and their level of comfort and be mindful of proximity to those who may not be comfortable without masking due to their personal risk assessment. Every precaution allowable will be taken during meals at the event to help ensure the health and safety of attendees. Dining with the group is a choice based on each individual’s comfort level.
ACP expects everyone who participates in-person at Leadership Day to be up to date with their COVID-19 vaccines per the CDC’s recommendations. Up-to-date means having received all doses in the primary series and one booster when eligible, which will be different depending on age, health status, what vaccine was received first and when. A second booster is not necessary to be considered up to date. Anyone who will not be up to date at the time of the event should contact ACP beforehand to discuss their situation and ACP will determine whether or not they may attend.